By Iwan Stone and Elena Salvoni and Summer Goodkind, January 29, 2024, 2:06 am, updated on January 29, 2024, 2:14 am
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The brother of a British base jumper has revealed the “simple” mistake he made with his parachute that led to him falling to his death from a skyscraper in Thailand.
Nathy Odinson, 33, from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, illegally climbed to the 29th floor of an apartment building in the seaside town of Pattaya on Saturday evening before accidentally jumping to his death.
Now his brother Ed Harrison, 39, said chilling video footage of the daredevil's final moments showed his mini pilot chute got stuck in his harness, meaning there was “no chance” he could have deployed.
Mr Harrison, from St Neots, said that despite his brother's significant experience – he had made “5,000 jumps around the world” – he made the fatal mistake “without realizing it” and jumped to his death.
In tribute, Mr Harrison told The Sun that his sibling “will be missed by so many… He was fun-loving and cheerful and good with children. “He was a hero to my three.”
In a final picture posted to the tattooed daredevil's Instagram yesterday, Mr Odinson can be seen whipping through the air in a green helmet with his arms tilted forward and his arms stretched back. Nathy Odinson, 33, from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, climbed to the 29th floor of a block of flats in the seaside town of Pattaya on Saturday evening before falling to his death (pictured moments before his death). Horrifying footage shows the tattooed daredevil counting down “three, two, one, see you” before leaping into the night sky. Horrifying images show the brutal aftermath of the fall. Pattaya tourist police were alerted to the accident at 7:30 p.m. and rushed to the condominium building to find Odinson's body on the ground
Horrific footage shows self-confessed “adrenaline junkie” Mr Odinson counting down “three, two, one, see you” before leaping into the night sky.
He is then sent into a terrifying death spiral as the small parachute whirls through the air.
In a final picture posted to the tattooed daredevil's Instagram yesterday, Mr Odinson can be seen whipping through the air in a green helmet with his arms tilted forward and his arms pointing backwards.
For the daring stunt, he carries transporters and glides across a dusty ground while hanging under a green parachute.
He captioned the post with a series of hashtags – including “extremesports”, “adrenaline junkie”, “skydiveuk”, “chinesetiktok” and “thaiskyadventures”.
The same image, also posted on Facebook yesterday, was flooded with followers sending their appreciation – with dozens posting “RIP” underneath.
Cornish photographer Jordan Colwill said: “I love you forever bro, I'm going to miss you so bloody. 'I can't believe it.'
In the shocking video, Mr Odinson can then be heard landing on a tree before hitting the ground with a sickening thud. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Pattaya tourist police were alerted to the accident at 7:30 p.m. and rushed to the condominium building in tambon Na Klua in Bang Lamung district of Chonburi province and found Odinson's body on the ground.
A round blue parachute was found on his body and was not fully deployed.
Traumatized security guard Kanet Chansong, 33, said: “I heard the sound of the tree and thought it was a fallen branch falling on the ground.”
“A woman was screaming, so I went over and realized it was a person. 'They were dead. I saw they had jumped off the building.'
In the video, Mr. Odinson asks the person recording him from the other side of a security wall if the red light on his helmet camera is flashing to indicate that the recording is in progress. Realizing there was no recording, Nathy removes his helmet and presses the button before briefly checking his parachute.
Mr Odinson was a true daredevil and had skydived and BASE jumped all over the world. The security guard said he had jumped from the building several times, posing a danger to pedestrians walking below. Police have informed the British Embassy in Bangkok to contact Mr Odinson's relatives in the UK
His friend, a Thai local, shouts “Oh damn” as he hears Mr Odinson fall to the ground. Shortly afterwards the emergency services were called.
Staff at the Lumpini Ville Naklua condominium checked video surveillance and discovered that Mr. Odinson and a friend had parked outside and then waited for a period of quiet before sneaking into the building.
They then went to the roof of the building, with Mr Odison climbing over a small concrete wall on the roof of the building to get to the edge.
The security guard said he had jumped from the building several times, posing a danger to pedestrians walking below.
He added: “They were creating video content for social media.” “They had done this before and knew it wasn't allowed.”
Police and paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 7:30 p.m. local time. However, Mr Odinson could not be saved.
Police Lt. Kamolporn Nadee, deputy investigation inspector of Bang Lamung District Police Station, said there were no early signs that Mr. Odinson had been attacked.
The police officer said: “The parachute in which the deceased jumped had malfunctioned and was not centered as expected. “It was in a terrible condition when we arrived.
“The friend who took the video of him jumping was interviewed and the video was examined as evidence.”
“Forensic experts are continuing to investigate the case. “They are examining the parachute.”
Mr. Odinson was a true daredevil and had performed skydives and BASE jumps all over the world. He ran a celestial photography company and took clients on private skydives.
Police have informed the British Embassy in Bangkok, which is contacting Mr Odinson's relatives in the UK.